A group of nuns in California are bringing a new approach to spiritual healing. The Sisters of the Valley produce cannabis infused lotions, salves and sprays through a centuries-old method.
Every product is made from cannabis plants that grow on their land, all harvested around the lunar cycle and cultivated during a prayer ceremony.
Similar to the farm in Colorado that created Charlotte’s Web, the Sisters of the Valley’s garden is full of CBD rich plants – with little to no THC.
It’s important to note the sisters who function as part of the business have no official ties to the Catholic Church.
Their mission and allegiance is to each other and a feminist ideal as described on their website, “respect the breadth and depth of the gifts of Mother Earth, working to bridge the gap between Her and her suffering people.”
Earlier this year some amazing LA photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois got unfiltered access to the farm and all it’s wonders.
“It’s one of my favorites, and it was unexpected,” DuBois said speaking of his experience shooting the nuns.
“Sister Kate mentioned this photo they had: It’s an old Victorian sort of print with this woman sitting in a rocking chair smoking a joint.”
Since Crawford and DuBois’ visit, the Sisters of the Valley have actually relocated their farm to a larger piece of land and expanded operations.
“These were two really interesting women, and we so enjoyed getting to hang with them,” Crawford stated.
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